Scrappy Quilt: Finished

28 01 2014

I finished up my scrappy quilt over the Australia Day long weekend. This quilt is for me, and used up lots of 2.5″ squares of scrap fabric. The only ‘new’ fabrics in this quilt were the yellow border fabric and the blue/green backing fabric, both of which I bought in Bali about 18 months ago. I still don’t think I made much of a dent in my scrap stash… 😉

For the quilting, I did cathedral windows in the 100-square blocks, a long U shape in the first yellow borders, a double circle in the border of scrap fabrics, then some spirals in the outer yellow border. I used the same thread throughout. All the quilting, except the stitch in the ditch and the straight lines in the outer border where I used the Line Tamer ruler, was done free motion. No rulers, markers, templates.

On the back, I joined the backing fabric with more strips of the scrap squares, and as I’d made five 100-square blocks, I used the fifth block as my foot warmer pocket — I backed it in a fleecy fabric and quilted it the same as the main quilt. For the binding, I used the same fabric as the backing fabric and I like how that contrasts nicely with the yellow in the borders.

The pattern I used was a free one from here:

Click on a photo to view it larger.





Back: First photos without the foot pocket attached


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The back (inside) of the foot pocket on the back:





Threads used:

  • Top: Fil-Tec Glide ‘Mango’ (40 wt trilobal polyester, color 80116)
  • Bottom: Fil-Tec Glide pre-wound bobbin (white)



11 responses

28 01 2014

WOW! What nice quilting. Thanks for sharing and giving credit back for the pattern. Could I add your picture to the 100-Patch gallery?

28 01 2014

Certainly! It was a great pattern for using up scraps — thanks for sharing it.

29 01 2014

Your quilting really enhances the top of your project. You have such an artistic knack to your work. Thanks for sharing!! Melody

29 01 2014

That’s awesome Rhonda! 🙂

29 01 2014

Kudos!!! You are an inspiration.

30 01 2014

Love your work Ronda, especially the great photos and detail of your quilting. You explain everything down to the thread you use….so helpful….you go girl !

31 01 2014
Dawn C.

Really Love It! I like how the yellow color tones down the bright & also brings out the bright colors. You should post it on the site since you used their square to cut it out. It’s very pretty & different.

31 01 2014
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3 01 2015
Carmen Clifton

The piecing so clever,the quilting is exquisite, did you do it on a Long arm ?

3 01 2015

No, a mid-arm — my Sweet Sixteen.

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